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J.J. said that “…freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose…”

To me freedom means that I can choose live (and love) unconditionally…some would say that’s not possible, maybe it’s not for some, but it is a great goal and I believe I am getting stronger and better at it everyday. 🙂

If I live unconditionally that means that no matter what is happening around me I will not allow it to steal my joy. My joy is not dependent on my circumstances. I can always reach for the thought that feels best to me in the moment and choose to stay the course, choosing one good feeling thought that leads to another good feeling thought; then I gather momentum with the good feeling thoughts, and then those thoughts actually turn to good feelings. (keep reading you will see my explanation below)

What I have been discovering is that when I keep that series of good thoughts going (momentum), then I keep the series of good feelings going as well and as a result it becomes easier and easier to ride that wave no matter what comes my way.

When I can find joy in the smallest things, it is then easier to pull out of a downward spiral; it doesn’t have to be something big to lift me into joy. I know that every time we think a thought that is good or happy or a thought of appreciation, then my brain (and yours) is creating chemicals that make me/us feel good, happy and appreciative. I also know that if I think a judgmental, bad, or negative thought that my brain makes chemicals that get me feeling that way too. The judgmental, negative thoughts are self destructive and that is why we want to be filled with compassion, love and joy because we want to, not only love ourselves, but love others as well and this is what the world needs most.

So knowing this is very empowering and knowing that we can train our minds and grow new neurological connections, moulding our mind, to be uplifting, loving and creative reminds me that we were given power, love and a sound mind.

It feels so good to love and encourage others and it costs nothing; don’t you agree?

This little painting is of a sparrow (another awesome symbol) in flight.
I have always loved birds and to hear them sing gives me such a sense of freedom and because of this I often listen to tracks of just birds signing while I’m painting…I’m as free as a bird 🙂 You can go to the link below to hear what I listen to.

Please click on my Vimeo account with that little icon in the bottom right hand corner; I would be so thankful if you commented and shared on there too because even though many have seen this video, it isn’t showing that on Vimeo. 🙂

Freedom, love and respect to you.

 

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  1. Wonderful. The spirit of freedom is totally captured in this painting, it brings me joy just to look at it, and then to watch it develop as you painted, bringing it into existence, beautiful. I shared on Twitter.
    Your words are also truly beautiful, we can heal the world with such uplifting thoughts, thank you for starting my Sunday with happiness.

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    1. Oh my you are so lovely. I and my day has begun with such joy because of you. ❤ Is it ok with you if I copy this and place it on my Vimeo video?I am so elated that we have connected, like mindedness….when I go to your blog it's like going into a beautiful sacred garden with so many wonderful things to behold. Thank you for that. ❤ Have a marvelous day and let's heal all who are near and far with love and compassion.

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    1. when I am inside and it’s snowing outside, it feels so good to hear these birds. It reminds me of my childhood when I loved in a small village and the summer days were long, peaceful and beautiful. Many hours were spent by myself, playing in the dirt (absorbing the earth’s healing power) and hearing the gentle breeze and the meadowlarks. ❤

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